IIAS produces a wide variety of publications, such as the quarterly IIAS Newsletter and academic monographs and edited volumes. The aim of IIAS Publications Series is to promote Asia-Europe Studies. The series consists of Monographs and Edited Volumes. It includes comparative research on Europe and Asia and results from cooperation between European and Asian scholars. The International Institute for Asian Studies stimulates scholarship on Asia and is instrumental in forging research networks among Asia scholars worldwide.
The study of Central and Inner Asia faces a multitude of challenges, brought about by the break-up of the Soviet Union, the emergence of new states, the rise of China, the development of new national narratives, and a diminishing interest from Europe and the United States. This edition of the Focus addresses some of the problems, and proposes new policies to promote the proper understanding of a region that, to many, lies in a disregarded area on the map of the world.
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